TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. In the three years after it launched on September 2016, TikTok aquired 500 million active users. The app was launched in September 2017 for iOS and Android in markets outside of China.
The TikTok mobile app allows users to create a short video of themselves which often feature music in the background, can be sped up, slowed down or edited with a filter.
To create a music video with the app, users can choose background music from a wide variety of music genres, edit with a filter and record a 15-second video with speed adjustments before uploading it to share with others on TikTok or other social platforms. They can also film short lip-sync videos to popular songs.
The app has spawned numerous viral trends and internet celebrities around the world, propelled songs to fame, and is known to be popular among celebrities due to its popularity and social influence. Studies have shown that in just one year, short videos in China have gone up by 94.79 million.
TikTok was the most downloaded app in the US in October 2018, the first Chinese app to achieve this. As of 2018, it was available in over 150 markets and in 75 languages. In February 2019, TikTok hits one billion downloads globally, excluding Android installs in China.
In 2019, TikTok was declared the was the most downloaded app on App Store in 2019, with more than 176 million installs and the 7th most downloaded mobile app of the decade, from 2010 to 2019.
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